A few days ago a song of Be-Bop Deluxe was played on my phone by a random and I was surprised how good and fresh it sounds after nearly 40 years. This is what Wikipedia tells us about them:
Be-Bop Deluxe were an English progressive rock band who achieved critical acclaim but less commercial success during the late 1970s. The band
Be-Bop Deluxe were an English progressive rock band who achieved critical acclaim and moderate commercial success during the mid to late 1970s. The band’s sound emerged as a mixture of glam rock, prog rock and straightforward rock and roll. Science Fiction imagery was common in Bill Nelson’s lyrics, along with the more traditional themes of love and the human condition (albeit often hidden beneath Nelson’s quirky lyrical and musical metaphors).
Be Bop Deluxe were an undervalued wrongly rock band of the 70s, which was never granted to the deserved success. Head of the band was the creative Bill Nelson, who composed most of the material of the band and also was an exceptionally virtuoso guitarist. “Live! In The Airage” was the penultimate album by the band that this was recorded on the 1977 spring tour of the UK and the well was still as now an excellent live album when it first appeared in 1977 and is (the vinyl LP was settled at the time an EP, on which the last three tracks on the CD were included).
Originally, the band had recorded a few gigs to it to bring out only one or two songs on the next studio album. However, since the concerts were so good, the band decided to release a live album. And in fact, this is a CD that has no length, all the tracks are great and after approx. 53 minutes running time, one wishes that the band had released even the rest of the concerts. I got this live recording in the late 1970s and was fascinated by this guitar and keyboard sound often accented with polyphonic singing.